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Using iPad for reading fairly heavily. My normal means for keeping track of reading has been disrupted slightly, so here's a best effort attempt. In particular, I may have forgotten to make a note of physical books I've read.


  • A Borrowed Man, Gene Wolfe
  • The Hanging Tree, Ben Aaronovitch (zomg!)
  • The Wall of Storms, Ken Liu
  • Death's End, Cixin Liu
  • Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett (reread)
  • The Sorcerer's House, Gene Wolfe
  • Babylon's Ashes, James S. A. Corey


  • Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe, Norman Davies
  • Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith
  • Roads and Bridges: The Unseen Labor Behind Our Digital Infrastructure, Nadia Eghbal
  • Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs Production Systems, ed. Betsy Beyer, Chris Jones, Jennifer Petoff & Niall Richards


  • Moon Over Soho, Ben Aaronovitch
  • Whispers Underground, Ben Aaronovitch
  • Broken Homes, Ben Aaronovitch
  • Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovitch

All read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, who is amazing.


  • Lots of Uncanny X-Men and Excalibur
  • All of Marvel's 2015 Secret Wars event
  • Monstress
  • Lazarus
  • Bitch Planet
  • Ody-C
  • Others, as usual


All up, it looks like I succeeded in my ambition to read fewer books in 2016. I only got through 43, if you count fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks.

I don't know if that's because I've been reading more comics or because I've tackled some harder books (Vanished Kingdoms was a bit of a slog, as was the SRE book), or if I just lost track of a few. Certainly, in the last three months of 2016 I had an unusual burst of regular exercise, which left me tired and with less time for reading.

If you can recommend some easier, better way to maintain a reading log, please get back to me. I tried Goodreads, but it doesn't gel for me.